Some 15 years later, left-leaning backers of Mr. Obama have the same complaint. “We’re fully for Obama, but we disagree with some of his stands,” said Tom Hayden, the 1960s activist and former California legislator, who helped organize Progressives for Obama. His group opposes the candidate’s call for sending more troops to Afghanistan, for instance, “because we think it’s a quagmire just like Iraq,” he said. “A lot of our work is trying to win over progressives who think Obama is too conservative.”
Mr. Hayden, 68, said he has known Mr. Ayers for 45 years and was on the other side of the split in the radical antiwar movement that led Mr. Ayers and others to form the Weathermen. But Mr. Hayden said he saw attempts to link Mr. Obama with bombings and radicalism as “typical campaign shenanigans.”
“If Barack Obama says he’s willing to talk to foreign leaders without preconditions,” Mr. Hayden said, “I can imagine he’d be willing to talk to Bill Ayers about schools. But I think that’s about as far as their relationship goes.”
It is very simple and quite cynical.
The New York Times has learned that the Republicans are going to make a major campaign against issue of Barack Obama and his radical connections during the last weeks of the election.
At the end of a week when all attention is on the economy the New York Times made the political decisions to assist Barack Obama in all ways possible. They are spinning the story in the best light possible and are working to do their best to limit the affectivness of the McCain campaign tactic.
The final act of the Left Wing putsch in America is unfolding. Once they get a hold of all levers in the US Government, they will never willingly let go. They will game the system and fix it so that it will be impossible to lawfully release them from control.
As a side note, do you care to guess why the Left and Bill Ayers are so interested in education?
You betcha it is time to fire back.
Here is the NY Times article, Obama and ’60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths